2018 Dodge Challenger

Buyer's Guide

Since its introduction in 2008, the Dodge Challenger has represented one of the most raw expressions of muscle car performance available in an auto industry that has been steadily moving toward more sophisticated and environmentally sensitive ways of getting places quickly.

A decade in, Dodge shows no signs of changing things differently, as evidence by the introduction of the SRT Demon, which the brand says is the most powerful V8-powered production car ever, the world's first purpose-built drag car and boasts the fastest quarter-mile race time of any car ever produced. It accomplishes those feats with a supercharged 6.2L V8 that makes a wild 840 hp and 770 lb-ft of torque (on 100 octane fuel) and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Also new for 2018 is the SRT Hellcat Widebody, which clothes the former performance leader of the Challenger line in a body sporting wider fenders to house larger and wider 20-inch wheels.

There are new colour and wheel options available in various trims, a new handling package for 5.7L models that includes four-piston brakes and performance suspension and Nappa/Alcantara seating for SXT Plus and R/T models with the super track pack.

Technology updates include a Uconnect 4 infotainment system that brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, a new standard backup camera cross the line and an available 8.4-inch infotainment system with navigation.

While the Challenger's most significant updates revolve around straight-line performance, the line still starts out with a 3.6L V6 that makes 305 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque. Move through the range and you'll find the opportunity to power up to naturally-aspirated Hemi V8s including a 5.7L (372 hp/400 lb-ft) and a 6.4L (485 hp/475 lb-ft), and 6.2L supercharged motors good for 707 hp/650 lb-ft in the Hellcat and 840 hp/770 lb-ft in the Demon. Six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions are the order of the day depending on your engine of choice.

Trims start with the SXT, powered by the 3.6L engine and eight-speed transmission and including features like a seven-inch customizable gauge cluster display, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power 10-way driver's seat, 18-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, LED taillights, passive keyless entry and a backup camera. SXT Plus adds 20-inch wheels, ambient interior lighting, fog lights, upgraded stereo, rear park assist, performance brakes and power-adjustable steering column.

GT trim includes AWD (the only model to power all four wheels) and 19-inch wheels.

R/T trim brings the 5.7L engine, upgraded rear axle, active exhaust, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic detection, HID headlights, performance steering wheel and remote engine start (with the automatic transmission). R/T T/A models get 20-inch wheels, Dodge Performance Pages, cold air intake, Nappa/Alcantara seats, trim-specific hood, paddle shifters and sport suspension. R/T Shaker trim gets the super track pack and trim-specific graphics and interior and exterior trim.

R/T 392 models get the 6.4L engine and Brembo brakes but give up niceties like the Nappa seats and HID headlights, though many of the Shaker's upscale features are available as options. T/A 392 gets more aggressive brakes, heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated Nappa seats, power steering column and trim-specific hood.

Fuel consumption estimates range from 12.4/7.8 L/100 km (city/highway) with the 3.6L engine to 16.7/10.4 in cars with the 6.4L engine and manual transmission.

2018 Dodge Challenger Specifications

There are 13 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $33,045 MSRP
10.1
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
305 hp @6350 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Body style Coupe
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
SXT Plus RWD $33,045 5 Coupe
SXT Plus RWD 305 hp @6350 rpm 268 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
SXT Plus RWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
SXT Plus RWD
SXT Plus RWD N/A
SXT Plus RWD
SXT Plus RWD
SXT RWD $33,045 5 Coupe
SXT RWD 305 hp @6350 rpm 268 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
SXT RWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
SXT RWD
SXT RWD Cloth Seats
SXT RWD
SXT RWD
GT AWD $39,245 5 Coupe
GT AWD 305 hp @6350 rpm 268 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
GT AWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
GT AWD
GT AWD N/A
GT AWD
GT AWD
T/A RWD $41,645 5 Coupe
T/A RWD 372 hp @5200 rpm 400 ft-lb @4400 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
T/A RWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
T/A RWD
T/A RWD N/A
T/A RWD
T/A RWD
R/T Shaker RWD $41,645 5 Coupe
R/T Shaker RWD 372 hp @5200 rpm 400 ft-lb @4400 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
R/T Shaker RWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
R/T Shaker RWD
R/T Shaker RWD N/A
R/T Shaker RWD
R/T Shaker RWD
R/T RWD $41,645 5 Coupe
R/T RWD 372 hp @5200 rpm 400 ft-lb @4400 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
R/T RWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
R/T RWD
R/T RWD N/A
R/T RWD
R/T RWD
T/A 392 RWD $50,645 5 Coupe
T/A 392 RWD 485 hp @6100 rpm 475 ft-lb @4100 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
T/A 392 RWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
T/A 392 RWD
T/A 392 RWD N/A
T/A 392 RWD
T/A 392 RWD
R/T 392 Scat Pack Shaker RWD $50,645 5 Coupe
R/T 392 Scat Pack Shaker RWD 485 hp @6100 rpm 475 ft-lb @4100 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
R/T 392 Scat Pack Shaker RWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
R/T 392 Scat Pack Shaker RWD
R/T 392 Scat Pack Shaker RWD N/A
R/T 392 Scat Pack Shaker RWD
R/T 392 Scat Pack Shaker RWD
R/T 392 Scat Pack RWD $50,645 5 Coupe
R/T 392 Scat Pack RWD 485 hp @6100 rpm 475 ft-lb @4100 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
R/T 392 Scat Pack RWD 197.9" 75.7" 57.5" 116.2"
R/T 392 Scat Pack RWD
R/T 392 Scat Pack RWD N/A
R/T 392 Scat Pack RWD
R/T 392 Scat Pack RWD
SRT 392 RWD $59,245 5 Coupe
SRT 392 RWD 485 hp @6100 rpm 475 ft-lb @4100 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
SRT 392 RWD 198" 75.7" 55.9" 116.2"
SRT 392 RWD
SRT 392 RWD N/A
SRT 392 RWD
SRT 392 RWD
SRT Hellcat Widebody RWD $78,195 5 Coupe
SRT Hellcat Widebody RWD 707 hp @6000 rpm 650 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
SRT Hellcat Widebody RWD 197.5" 75.7" 55.7" 116.2"
SRT Hellcat Widebody RWD
SRT Hellcat Widebody RWD N/A
SRT Hellcat Widebody RWD
SRT Hellcat Widebody RWD
SRT Hellcat RWD $78,195 5 Coupe
SRT Hellcat RWD 707 hp @6000 rpm 650 ft-lb @4800 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
SRT Hellcat RWD 197.5" 75.7" 55.7" 116.2"
SRT Hellcat RWD
SRT Hellcat RWD N/A
SRT Hellcat RWD
SRT Hellcat RWD
SRT Demon RWD $110,345 1 Coupe
SRT Demon RWD 808 hp @6300 rpm 717 ft-lb @4500 rpm 8-Speed A/T Rear Wheel Drive
SRT Demon RWD 197.5" 78.8" 57.4" 116.2"
SRT Demon RWD
SRT Demon RWD N/A
SRT Demon RWD
SRT Demon RWD

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Owner Reviews: 2018 Dodge / Challenger

Average Rating

2010 Dodge Challenger

Trim: RT
by Challenger on 10-25-2012
2010 Dodge Challenger R/T
Great car so far, still a head turner to this day. Slight problem from day one with the electrical but a SW upgrade from dealer fixed the problem.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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2012 Dodge Challenger

by SMarks on 10-22-2012
2012 Dodge Challenger
The Challenger is in the same vehicle class as the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camero, all 3 offer a nostalgic exterior vehicle styling to look like the old muscle cars of the same names. The Challenger offers a 2 door coupe style body with ample room for the front passengers and an ok amount for the rear passengers. Everything about this car screams sporty and high performance. The rear wheel drive really makes the car corner and drive amazingly. The most fun you'll have on 4 wheels!
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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2010 Dodge Challenger

Trim: SRT
by madhun on 10-14-2012
Awesomw Car
I've owned this car for 2 years and I love it. I get great gas mileage 9L/100KM on the highway and it is so comfortable to drive. It handles like a dream and can 0-60 in about 4.5 seconds. It is very roomy and carry 4 passengers quite comfortably. The trunk is so huge I could carry 4 large suitcases in it.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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